Your Stirling: You Decide is Stirling’s version of participatory budgeting, an initiative that gives local people a direct say in how a portion of our budget is spent.
Your Stirling: You Decide is the Council’s first cycle of this new form of democracy, and it gives our citizens an opportunity to say what is important to them and decide on how a set amount of our budget is spent.
Between March 2019 and June 2019, citizens across Stirling’s seven electoral wards have the chance to influence how to spend £700,000 of public money (£100,000 in each of the seven ward areas). This year the money can be used for infrastructure and the environment. This could include for example - roads, pavements, parks playgrounds or public spaces. For more details see our Idea criteria.
How it works
There are three simple stages-
Stage 1: Your ideas
This stage is now complete. Anyone who lives or works in the area, including community organisations, were able to give us ideas.
Ideas have now being turning into proposals by a Project Team which includes Budget Delegates. Budget Delegates are members of the public, of high school age and above, who live in the area and have come forward to represent the public on the Project Team.
Stage 2: Vote on the proposals
Citizens, of high school age and above, can now consider the proposals for their electoral ward and vote. The Voting Stage starts on Monday 27th May and finishes on Sunday 23rd June. More on the Voting process.
Stage 3: Proposals with the most votes will be taken forward
Voting will be counted after the voting closes and details published shortly after. Council services will take forward the proposals with the most votes and turn them into reality.
- Your Stirling: You Decide Process
- Your Stirling: You Decide Guidance Booklet
- Your Stirling: You Decide Voting Guide
If you need more information or any information in another format, please call 0845 404040 or email.